Fam­ily want to bring Win­ston home

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Paper, Your Place - ABBY BROWN

A Mata­mata fam­ily are des­per­ate to find their miss­ing bor­der col­lie Win­ston.

Win­ston went miss­ing in Tau­ranga on Fe­bru­ary 20 2016.

The Keirs put him in the tray of their ute and drove home to Mata­mata to find he was no longer in there.

They pre­sumed he jumped out on Tak­itimu Dr while the ve­hi­cle was mov­ing.

They spent the next day search­ing for a dead dog.

Win­ston was not wear­ing a col­lar at the time but was mi­crochipped and Keir wor­ried that some­one el­derly, who didn’t know about mi­crochips, might have found him.

She also wor­ried that Win­ston might be try­ing to get back to his fam­ily by com­ing over the Kaimai Range.

Since start­ing a face­book page, Bring Win­ston Home, the fam­ily have been given so much sup­port.

‘‘We think we have ruled out nearly ev­ery bor­der col­lie in the Bay of Plenty.’’

Keir had started putting up fly­ers in Mata­mata.

‘‘When I tell shop keep­ers about him they say ‘he is a gorgeous dog, we have got to find him’. He grabs peo­ple’s hearts.’’

Win­ston, a friendly bor­der col­lie who ‘‘grabs hearts’’, went miss­ing in Tau­ranga on Fe­bru­ary 20 2016 and his Mata­mata-based fam­ily, the Keirs, are start­ing to push their mes­sage to bring him home safely in Mata­mata af­ter fo­cus­ing more on search­ing the Mount area.

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